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    2005 NFL Picks

    Here they are:

    AFC East
    New England 11-5**
    New York Jets 10-6*
    Buffalo Bills 9-7
    Miami Dolphins 4-12

    AFC North
    Baltimore Ravens 11-5**
    Pittsburgh Steelers 9-7
    Cincinnati Bengals 8-8
    Cleveland Browns 3-12

    AFC South
    Indianapolis Colts 13-3**
    Jacksonville Jaguars 8-8
    Houston Texans 7-9
    Tennessee Titans 3-13

    AFC West
    Kansas City Chiefs12-4**
    San Diego Chargers 10-6*
    Denver Broncos 8-8
    Oakland Raiders 5-11

    AFC Championship: Colts over Chiefs

    NFC East
    Philadelphia Eagles 11-5**
    Dallas Cowboys 9-7
    Washington Redskins 5-11
    New York Giants 5-11

    NFC South
    Atlanta Falcons 10-6**
    Carolina Panthers 10-6*
    New Orleans Saints 8-8
    Tampa Bay Bucs 5-11

    NFC North
    Minnesota Vikings 12-4**
    Detroit Lions 9-7
    Green Bay Packers 7-9
    Chicago Bears 4-12

    NFC West
    St. Louis Rams12-4**
    Seattle Seahawks 10-6*
    Arizona Cardinals 7-9
    San Francisco Niners 3-13

    NFC Championship: Rams over Vikings

    SUPER BOWL: Rams over Colts
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    Re: AvengerRam's 2005 NFL Picks

    Interesting picks AV.

    Here's how I see things right now.


    AFC East
    Buffalo Bills 11-5 (Solid D, solid SP)
    New England 10-6 (Lost good coaches and players)
    New York Jets 9-7
    Miami Dolphins 6-10

    AFC North
    Pittsburgh Steelers 10-6 (Div champ is a toss up)
    Baltimore Ravens 10-6 (New D)
    Cincinnati Bengals 8-8
    Cleveland Browns 3-12

    AFC South (Looks the Same)
    Indianapolis Colts 13-3
    Jacksonville Jaguars 8-8
    Houston Texans 7-9
    Tennessee Titans 3-13

    AFC West
    Kansas City Chiefs 11-5
    San Diego Chargers 10-6
    Denver Broncos 8-8
    Oakland Raiders 5-11


    NFC East
    Philadelphia Eagles 11-5
    Washington Redskins 10-6
    Dallas Cowboys 7-9
    New York Giants 5-11

    NFC North
    Detroit Lions 10-6 (Looks promising right now)
    Minnesota Vikings 10-6 (lots of losses this off season)
    Green Bay Packers 7-9
    Chicago Bears 5-11

    NFC West
    St. Louis Rams12-4** (SB CHAMPS ONCE AGAIN! )
    Seattle Seahawks 10-6
    Arizona Cardinals 7-9
    San Francisco Niners 3-13



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    Re: AvengerRam's 2005 NFL Picks

    Wow, I'm impressed Av, you posted serious predictions, unnlike what yo did in the seahawks.net forum. They look about right to me, or at least to what I was thinking, all except for that pesky NFC West...STL and SEA should be reversed...lol. OF course you knew that i would say that and we will just have to agree to disagree. I like that you gave the Seahawks at least 10 victories...although I think that will win the division this year (I mean, the NFC West isn't the best division). But it should be a good fight to the finish this year...may the better team win.

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    Re: AvengerRam's 2005 NFL Picks

    AFC East
    New England 10-6**
    Buffalo Bills 9-7*
    New York Jets 8-8
    Miami Dolphins 4-12

    AFC North
    Baltimore Ravens 12-4**
    Pittsburgh Steelers 8-8
    Cincinnati Bengals 7-9
    Cleveland Browns 5-11

    AFC South
    Indianapolis Colts 12-4**
    Houston Texans 9-7
    Jacksonville Jaguars 8-8
    Tennessee Titans 3-13

    AFC West
    Kansas City Chiefs 11-5**
    San Diego Chargers 10-6*
    Denver Broncos 7-9
    Oakland Raiders 6-10

    AFC Wildcard
    Cheifs over Bills, Patriots over Chargers

    AFC Divisional Games
    Cheifs over Ravens, Patriots over Colts

    AFC Championship
    Cheifs over Patriots

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    NFC East
    Dallas Cowboys 10-6**
    Philadelphia Eagles 9-7
    Washington Redskins 6-10
    New York Giants 5-11

    NFC South
    Atlanta Falcons 12-4**
    Carolina Panthers 10-6*
    Tampa Bay Bucs 7-9
    New Orleans Saints 6-10

    NFC North
    Detroit Lions 11-5**
    Minnesota Vikings 9-7*
    Green Bay Packers 7-9
    Chicago Bears 6-10

    NFC West
    St. Louis Rams 11-5**
    Seattle Seahawks 8-8
    Arizona Cardinals 7-9
    San Francisco Niners 3-13

    NFC Wildcard
    Panthers over Cowboys, Rams over Vikings

    NFC Divisional Games
    Panthers over Falcons, Rams over Lions

    NFC Championship Game
    Rams over Panthers

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    Super Bowl
    Cheifs over Rams

    Notes: The Philadelphia Eagles continue the Super Bowl hangover that's been evident since 2000. While I like the Rams this season, I still think we're a few pieces away from being a championship team, those being a veteran pass-rusher and a veteran difference maker in the secondary (a la Aeneas).

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    Re: AvengerRam's 2005 NFL Picks

    I just want to pick the regular season

    AFC East
    New England
    Buffalo Bills
    New York Jets
    Miami Dolphins

    AFC North
    Baltimore Ravens
    Cincinnati Bengals
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    Cleveland Browns

    AFC South
    Jacsonville Jaguars
    Indianapolis Colts
    Houston Texans
    Tennessee Titans

    AFC West
    Oakland Raiders
    San Diego Chargers
    Denver Broncos
    Kansas City Chiefs



    NFC East
    Philadelphia Eagles
    New York Giants
    Washington Redskins
    Dallas Cowboys

    NFC South
    Atlanta Falcons
    Carolina Panthers
    New Orleans Saints
    Tampa Bay Bucs

    NFC North
    Minnesota Vikings
    Detroit Lions
    Green Bay Packers
    Chicago Bears

    NFC West
    St. Louis Rams
    Seattle Seahawks
    Arizona Cardinals
    San Francisco Niners

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    Re: AvengerRam's 2005 NFL Picks

    There are a few things I think people are overlooking. The Vikings defense should be a lot better with all the additions and their cancer is now in Oaktown. The Ravens with Kyle Boller at the healm I think will only be able to muster 8-9 wins. The Steelers I dont think will drop that far off.

    AFC East

    Pats 12-4
    Jets 10-6
    Buffalo 9-7 Losmans first year at qb
    Dolphins 4-12

    AFC NORTH
    Steelers 11-5
    Bengals 9-7
    Ravens 8-8
    Browns 3-13

    AFC SOUTH
    Colts 14-2
    Texans 10-6
    Jags 8-8
    Titans 5-11

    AFC WEST
    Chargers 10-6
    Chiefs 9-7
    Raiders 9-7
    Broncos 8-8 This division is going to beat up on each other

    NFC EAST
    Cowboys 11-5
    Eagles 10-6
    Redskins 6-10
    Giants 5-11

    NFC SOUTH
    Panthers 10-6
    Falcons 10-6
    Bucs 8-8
    Saints 7-9

    NFC NORTH
    Vikings 12-4
    Lions 9-7
    Packers 8-8
    Bears 5-11

    NFC WEST
    Rams 11-5
    Seahawks 10-6
    Cardinals 8-8
    Whiners 2-14
    Just Fix It

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    The Vikings defense should be a lot better with all the additions and their cancer is now in Oaktown.
    That cancer is what gave their offense the edge. They have no star RB and their receivers are much less intimidating without Moss. Will the improvements on D make up for that? Who knows.

    The Ravens with Kyle Boller at the healm I think will only be able to muster 8-9 wins.
    He now has a star receiver to throw to in Derrick Mason. Add in AFC Offensive Rookie of the Year (IMHO) Mark Clayton, and a healthy Todd Heap, not to mention the running game of Jamal Lewis still behind him, and he has plenty of weapons that he can toss to.

    The Steelers I dont think will drop that far off.
    Bettis is getting older, Roethlisberger has more exposure so teams now have a better idea of how to defend him, they lost one of their best O-Linemen Oliver Ross to the Cardinals, and they lost their #2 WR Plaxico Burress to the Giants. Their 2nd best LB, Kendrell Bell, is gone. Sounds like several reasons why they could drop off. Will they? Nobody knows...

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    Re: AvengerRam's 2005 NFL Picks

    Here is my shot......

    AFC East

    Pats 11-5 lost some good coaches and players but still got Bill & Brady
    Jets 9-7 Herman continues to get his team to overachieve
    Buffalo 7-9 Above average D who's the QB??????
    Dolphins 3-13 Where do I began?


    AFC North

    Ravens 12-4 The D is back....
    Bengals 10-6 1 or 2 players away from being a serious contender
    Steelers 9-7 Just like Maddux 2nd year QB will struggle
    Browns 1-15 I used to live in Cleveland and I feel for the fans....

    AFC South

    Colts 11-5 The "D" the only weak link on this team
    Texans 9-7 On the verge of having a break out year
    Jags 7-9 Taylor status remains a ? so does the Jags season
    Titans 5-11 Still in rebiuld mode

    AFC WEST

    Broncos 12-4 The D improves and Mike turns to the RUNNING GAME.
    Chargers 11-5 On the verge of being the best team in the league...
    Chiefs 10-6 Still need play makers at the WR position
    Raiders 5-11 No QB, no D, no RB equal 5 wins even with Moss...



    NFC East

    Eagles 11-5 Still looking for a championship ring sorry not this year
    Redskins 10-6 1 of the best D's in the league and Portis equals wins
    Cowboys 8-8 Bledsoe likes to hold onto the ball way too long. Jones IR
    Giants 4-12 Manning is still learning. The D still looking for a Identity?

    NFC South

    Panthers 10-6 Stay healthy and play well enough to win division
    Saints 9-7 Saints play well late in the season to finish with a win %
    Falcons 7-9 Vick takes a vicous hit and misses too many games
    Bucs 5-11 Still rebuilding

    NFC North

    Packers 11-5 Favre farewell year. Green runs through brick walls
    Vickings 9-7 Moss effects are more significant than most thought.
    Bears 8-8 Team continuous to improve. OFF needed
    Lions 6-10 D sucks and West Coast does not work in Detroit..


    NFC Weak I mean West

    Rams 13-3 Rams surprise attack the league again
    Hawks 9-7 Very good team that will sometimes beat themselves?
    Cardinals 9-7 Improve OFF, Not enough D
    ***** 1-15 Another #1 pick....

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    Re: AvengerRam's 2005 NFL Picks

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    Re: AvengerRam's 2005 NFL Picks

    My picks are coming soon...

    Quote Originally Posted by ZigZagRam
    That cancer is what gave their offense the edge. They have no star RB and their receivers are much less intimidating without Moss. Will the improvements on D make up for that? Who knows.
    In five games without Moss last season, Culpepper was 113/166 for 1179 yards, 9 TDs, and 3 INTs. That's worthy of a QB rating of nearly 100. During this stretch, the Vikings' star running back Onterrio Smith played in only three games and amassed only 26 carries. Now, add Troy Williamson, and I don't think the Vikes will take a huge step back offensively.


    Quote Originally Posted by ZigZagRam
    He now has a star receiver to throw to in Derrick Mason. Add in AFC Offensive Rookie of the Year (IMHO) Mark Clayton, and a healthy Todd Heap, not to mention the running game of Jamal Lewis still behind him, and he has plenty of weapons that he can toss to.
    True. Perhaps the argument is whether or not Kyle Boller is a talented QB. Watching Ravens games, you could see Boller just isn't there yet. His throws are off target and he's made some questionable decisions. This is like Joey Harrington. You can add as much talent around him as you want, but I'm still not drinking the Kool-Aid on him making drastic improvements just yet.


    Quote Originally Posted by ZigZagRam
    Bettis is getting older, Roethlisberger has more exposure so teams now have a better idea of how to defend him, they lost one of their best O-Linemen Oliver Ross to the Cardinals, and they lost their #2 WR Plaxico Burress to the Giants. Their 2nd best LB, Kendrell Bell, is gone. Sounds like several reasons why they could drop off. Will they? Nobody knows...
    For the record, Bell only played in three games last season, starting none of the them, and they were fine defensively.
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    Re: AvengerRam's 2005 NFL Picks

    I will be doing my annual RamDez picks in the next couple of weeks


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    In five games without Moss last season, Culpepper was 113/166 for 1179 yards, 9 TDs, and 3 INTs. That's worthy of a QB rating of nearly 100. During this stretch, the Vikings' star running back Onterrio Smith played in only three games and amassed only 26 carries. Now, add Troy Williamson, and I don't think the Vikes will take a huge step back offensively.
    Who did they play over that span? The Titans (27th in yardage against the pass), the Giants (13th), Colts (28th), Packers (25th), and Detroit (20th). In other words he racked up the yards against. His stats against the only defense that he faced that wasn't ranked in about the lowest 3rd in pass defense: 1 TD, 2 INT, 231 yards for a 62.1 QB rating in the 13-34 loss.

    I think you can see what I'm getting at here.

    True. Perhaps the argument is whether or not Kyle Boller is a talented QB. Watching Ravens games, you could see Boller just isn't there yet. His throws are off target and he's made some questionable decisions. This is like Joey Harrington. You can add as much talent around him as you want, but I'm still not drinking the Kool-Aid on him making drastic improvements just yet.
    Who was catching balls in Baltimore last year? Travis Taylor? Randy Hymes? Stunning receiving group they had last year. WR's make QB's better, not vice versa, and the fact that he now has 2 good receivers to throw to and his safety valve and best receiver Todd Heap is back and healthy for the whole season.

    Drastic improvements? It's certainly possible, but with that defense the offense doesn't exactly have to be the Payton Manning Show.

    For the record, Bell only played in three games last season, starting none of the them, and they were fine defensively.
    I'll give you that. That doesn't answer any concerns about the offense though.

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    Re: 2005 NFL Picks

    Since so many have added their picks, I've taken my name off the thread title.

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    Re: 2005 NFL Picks

    What's wrong, Av? Taking your ball and going home?

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    Re: 2005 NFL Picks

    No. Just don't want to take credit for other people's picks.

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